This is the best elementary school in Richland 2, hands down. It all starts from the principal, Dr. Franklin. Her caring spirit and passion for children is spread through out the school and staff memebers. I am so happy my son attends this school. His reading and math skills are beyond his grade level and is now in the magnet program. Love love Love Polo Rd Elementary.
I recently moved to the area from district 5, so I was a little skeptical of the rumors about district 2. Polo Road Elementary has by far exceeded my expectations. My children love the school and the staff. I would highly recommend this school, as well as the Quest magnet program. I have no complaints and I am very pleased with my children's education.
Polo Road Elementary should receive a five star rating. It is an excellent, academic facility where all students are challenged. As a retired educator, myself, for over twenty-three years, I can easily recognize outstanding leadership, caring and devoted teachers, and a worthwhile and demanding curriculum. I have two grandsons attending this outstanding school and am thrilled with the opportunities provided to them. The principal, Dr. Marshalynn Franklin, expects the very best from her faculty, as well as her students. She is a role model for excellence as an administrator, who truly cares about quality education and how it can affect the future of her pupils.
I moved three boys from Private school to polo Elementary when we bought a new house in the area. The school boasts superior resources and an involved Teaching staff. Private School was a waste OF $$$. Our boys now test above their private school peers and more importantly they are having normal social contacts with their classmates. I am glad we are here.
I love Polo Rd. My husband and I are both in the Army and our daughter is in 2nd grade this year. She has been going to Polo Rd since Kindergarten and she loves all of her teachers. The teachers that she has had have a sincere love for the students and a heart for teaching unlike some teachers now days. The Principle is very personable and she is always willing to go out of her way to assist. Our next school will have a "big shoe" to fill.
My children transitioned from private school to public school (at Polo Road) and have had an absolutely wonderful experience. I never imagined public school had so much to offer since I attended private school as a child. My children (one in general ed and one in the Autism program) are challenged academically by an extremely skilled instructional staff. They have also made great friends. The school is safe, beautiful and quite inviting. Everybody from the administration to the support staff are caring and know my children by name. I couldn't ask for anything more!
I must say before I went to this school I've heard nothing but good things. I heard wrong this school is good for typical kids, but kids who has autism are not good at all for. The program is terrible at this school, and I've seen better. And I would not recommend anyone who's has a child with autism to come here unless you have low expectations for your child and their goals. They have 3 programs for autism at this school and all of them re not good. They are pretty much babysitting and not teaching them anything. I am moving to another district to Lexington 5. Like I said its good for typical kids but not the special needs.
Awesome school. The teachers are very involved in the kids learning. By the end of my daughter's kindergarten year, she was reading on a 2nd grade level. I love this school. My husband and I are in the military and we are willing to extend our time here in Columbia so that our daughter can finish out at Polo Rd Elementary.
Possibly the best school in Columbia, SC and should be rated as one of the best in SC. Gifted group of teachers and administrators that go out of their way to educate children attending their school. They are also heavily engaged in fund raising activities that show in the modern and continuously updated automation and facilities. Proud to have my sons go there and even prouder to recieve the level of education they are recieving there.
This school is a school that is working hard to help students make a better future.
A really great school... but is a school song necessary? ( Student of Polo Road speaking here- we even have to put our right hand on our heart when we are singing the school song.) :(
Polo Road Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers and staff encourage the children to excel. If there is ever a question or concern the staff will make every effort to get an answer. The teachers highly encourage parent involvement in all the activities. If you ever have a problem, get involved and be part of the solution! My daughter went for Kindergarten and will be going for the first half of First grade. I wish we could stay through to Fifth grade but the military won't let us.
I love Polo Road! The teachers really treated me with courtesy and respect, they said' good morning to my children every day and I felt that my kids were truly safe there. Even the kids respected other kids. That was very important to me, because I have a special needs child. Unfortunately, due to orders, we will not be returning next year, but I cried myself on the last day of school. Also, they really cared about my children's academic needs and made communication with me very easily.I know you will enjoy this school as much as we have!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Polo Road Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Polo Road Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.